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Toshiba Satellite Ultrabook breaks £500 barrier

Toshiba’s latest Ultrabook, the Satellite U-840111, has broken new grounds by becoming one of the cheapest Ultrabooks around without any marketing promotion at £499.99 at Currys. It is worth noting that you can get up to £150 cashback when you trade in your old laptop and you also get “Batman Begins” and the “Dark Knight” for free courtesy of Knowhow movies.

As for the device itself, it is slightly different from your standard Ultrabook as Toshiba has had to make some concessions to bring the price of the U-840111 down.

It uses a Sandy-bridge-based Intel Core i3-2377M processor, a dual core model clocked at 1.5GHz with 3MB L3 cache, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard disk drive (spinning at 5400RPM) with 32GB flash storage, a 14in 1,366 x 768 pixel display with Toshiba TruBrite HD technology, Intel’s HD Graphics 3000 video and a webcam.

Connectivity includes Wi-Di compatibility, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 three USB ports, an Ethernet port and HDMI. It also includes a 6-cell battery that promises up to eight hour battery life and the SRS Premium Sound 3D technology onboard is said to “enhance any audio visual experience).

The U-840111 weighs only 1.58Kg and is less than 20mm thick, a sinequanon condition to earn the Ultrabook badge. Note that it also comes with Windows 7 Home Premium (with an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro costing £15) as well as a host of other applications.

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